The University of Tokyo (Todai in Japanese) will open TODAI Innovation Summer Program (TISP) 2014. During the two-week program, the students, both from outside Japan and the University of Tokyo, will attend classes, workshops and field research in Tokyo and the Tohoku region designed to hone their skills to innovate and solve social problems. The entire program is built upon the two principal themes; Japanese cultures and Tohoku issues, which will lead to a wide variety of unique sub-themes.
We are now accepting applications from international students. The application period is from March 1st to 31st 2014, and the application form will be online from March 1st.
*********** TODAI Innovation Summer Program 2014**************
Duration: July 30th – August 13th, 2014 * July 30-31: Start-up module
Participants:30 international students and 30 Todai students
Eligibility: Currently enrolled in a university (college, master program andPhD program), including those who will graduate in June 2014.
Sites: July 30 – August 8 : Tokyo August 9-13: Tohoku
Fees: Participants are asked to pay air fares, daily meals and other various small expenses on their own. All other costs are covered by the program: Tuition fees/ accommodation fees both in Tokyo and Tohoku/ Travelling expenses for the visit to Tohoku. Scholarship could be provided in some cases. (Details will be on the online application form.)
Program Architecture: The program in Tokyo offers two courses in parallel, i.school workshops and case-method classes. Participants can register for both courses by module, but if they choose, they can register for one course only. After completing the programs in Tokyo, all participants will go on a field trip to Tohoku region.
Organizers:Center for Knowledge Structuring, The University of Tokyo UT-IRIS (University of Tokyo, International Relations Institution of Students)
[Note] March 31st is the deadline for students affiliated to universities other than The University of Tokyo. (Application period for Todai students is: April 20-May 25, 2014)